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Poster: direwolf57 Date: Aug 23, 2006 9:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

I know and understand the bands policy but I'm an old, busy deadhead who doesn't have the time or desire to spend countless hours at the computer. Since shows are FREE on the net anyway, it's not selling the music but technical expertise!!!

Why can't I pay someone for their tech. abilities so I can just enjoy the shows? Isn't this fair?

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 24, 2006 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

When I point and click my computer looks at me with a kind of wild expression and then blows rasberries at me.

Seriously, my computer is stone knives and bearskins and there is no way I will be able to download and burn until I upgrade which due to my financial situation is fairly far down the line although the day is coming closer. With all this paranoia about this site there's the creeping feeling I'll miss out. Kinda silly when one considers the other sources of GD but it's just that this site is so darned pretty and well laid out and that I can stream the show to see if it meets my tstes or whatever...dare I say I sound like a...Consumer!!! Ech!

But you know? I had an old saying back when Jerry was still striding this Earth. "Tapes make tapes. But you can't beat being there."

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Poster: dstanme Date: Aug 24, 2006 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Then Dick's Pick's etc. is your answer, bro....nuff said.

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Poster: Jabski Date: Aug 24, 2006 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Hi Man

So you want, need CD's. Ever heard of the Blank and Postage route of getting stuff you'd like to hear? It minimizes your work. Also this here GD is worth taking time out of your busy schedule and getting it if you are a Deadheah because they are the only ones to do what they do.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 24, 2006 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

so diremon, do i have a job? ...(i need insurance)...lol
I'm not that bizee, though i'm in Reno, at a friends w/pc and i actually remembered my password!!!
i'm do much better a 5,000 feet.beats the hell outta lowass stockton

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 24, 2006 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Hmmmm...how about a health care plan? Dental?

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Poster: lastcall Date: Aug 24, 2006 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

It's the thrill of the hunt. I can go down to publix and buy fish, but they always taste better when I pull em' from the ocean.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 24, 2006 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

hah!!!! nice analogy and so true : (damn, now i'm hungry for fresh bass)

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Poster: lastcall Date: Aug 24, 2006 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

you know the the "give a man a fish... show him how to fish...
I thought you changed your area code from the orig. post, but I figured out there is another direwolf posting. I guess if Rastamon can change his alias we all can.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 24, 2006 11:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

no i havent changed - guess there is another dire out there - not me though'

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Poster: direwolf57 Date: Aug 24, 2006 11:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

NO, it's me...dw57...OK, OK...I hear you all so I have no choice then. And yes I am a true DH - 30 yrs. on 2/26/07!!

Just seems unfair that I HAVE TO make tech. my new hobby now and spend hours in front of a screen....thought it was about the MUSIC!!!

Clearly now - the DHs with the most music to enjoy will be the DH tecno geeks - just not right!!!

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Aug 25, 2006 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

dude! Don't get discouraged. 1st of all it's not hard at all, nor is it very expensive. Do you have a computer? IF yes - you don't have to stand in front of the computer all day long, if NO and you can't afford one or don't want one then go the B & P route. Ever go to the Dead net site? LOTS of generous people. Unfortunately trading is a thing of the past it seems.

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Poster: direwolf57 Date: Aug 25, 2006 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Thanks UJ....I've come to the conclusion that if I really want to groove to the tunes I'll have to get with it and sell the haywagon (my friends call me "Amish Boy")!

Thanks to all of you who responded!

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Aug 25, 2006 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

I'll help you out if you want. Shoot me an email johninak2005@yahoo.com

This post was modified by unclejohnnyd on 2006-08-26 04:48:25

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 24, 2006 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Well...why not? Argueably, the best of the vault has already been published, and there are others in the "download series" available at I-Tunes. The DL isn't the holy thing here, it's like mining for gold, or finding a diamond in a huge pile of coal, or a needle in a very cool haystack. If it's already published and released...it's gone public, and it isn't that rare gem anymore.

I think of it as building my own personal "vault" with a very particular sense of taste. If it takes a degree of effort and a little tech knowledge, then it makes it that much more worthwhile. Besides, I don't think flooding the market with 2000+ shows is exactly what Rhino has in store for us.

Finally, there's a shared sense of community here, and at other Dead related sites that you just wont get down at Best Buy. Come on, suck it up, it's all point and click anyway.

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Poster: direwolf57 Date: Aug 25, 2006 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Earl - "Suck it up?"...Dude you sound like Parcells! :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 25, 2006 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

although i agree totally with Earl - that parcell's comment was funny - just like Belichek and my Pats :)

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Poster: direwolf57 Date: Aug 25, 2006 8:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Yeah well at least you got a shot every year with the Pats.! I'm a San Diego boy...stuck with "Martyball" ugh

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 25, 2006 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

lol - sorry man - cant help the shottenheimer effect - u got a decent team this year though

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 27, 2006 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

Yeah well, think about being a Cleveland fan...we know all about "Sucking" and "Sucking it up." (and we had both Marty and Bill.) So anyway...I'm working on the second half of my century and don't find "tech" that intimidating. It might be intellectually challenging, but not enough to whine about. Sorry if I went to extremes again, it's that old radical bent, Southern style.

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Poster: Spaced Date: Aug 24, 2006 12:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!

The cassette tape connections I had all had faith in the code -- the agreement with the band on ground rules. They would only take tape or nothing, not cash. I'm sure there's karmic-virtue-sin wiggle in there but not likely involving cash.

Perhaps you can get a tutor to train you.

I kinda think we're on borrowed time, since GD say "We reserve the ability to withdraw our sanction of non-commercial digital music should circumstances arise that compromise our ability to protect and steward the integrity of our work."

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Poster: Fishead Date: Aug 24, 2006 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not $$ for GD shows?? I suck at tech!


so you don't have kids ?/nieces/nephews/grandkids/neighbors/friends who know how to use a computer and can figure out how easy it is to download shows ???


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